30th Nov 1968, Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album cha…

Written by on November 30, 2017


30th Nov 1968, Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ Jimmy Webb’s inspiration for the lyrics came while driving through Washita County in northern Oklahoma. Webb was driving through an endless litany of telephone poles, each looking exactly the same as the last. Then, in the distance, he noticed the silouette of a solitary lineman atop a pole. Webb then “put himself atop that pole and put that phone in his hand” as he considered what the lineman was saying into the receiver. More on Glen Campbell: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/glen_campbell




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